When people think about redistricting, the first thing that comes to mind is usually congressional districts. However, many local government agencies are also required to reapportion their voting districts every 10 years.
Due to challenges with the latest census, this year's data release has been delayed and there is still uncertainty about when the data will become available. Unfortunately, this delay could mean that local governments will be working within a compressed timeline to adopt their new district boundaries. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the timeline, there are a few things that local governments can do now to prevent a last-minute redistricting scramble.